Detroit Symphony tech upgrades to “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcasts

Posted on: December 6, 2019

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced several technology upgrades to its free “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcasts of DSO Classical Series concerts, including a new 4K ultra-high-definition video system that offers clearer images and performs better in low light. Eight Panasonic AW-UE150 4K robotic cameras replace six older Sony models in use for several years. The DSO created nine new camera positions in Orchestra Hall so that camera angles can be reconfigured for each webcast. The upgrade also includes new broadcast equipment and new wiring that will allow the DSO to film and stream events in The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube and Robert A. and Maggie Allesee Rehearsal Hall, two additional, smaller venues located within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. The DSO will begin taking full advantage of the new system and offer 4K webcasts later this winter. The upgrades also include the relaunch of the DSO’s website as a mobile-first site, with user enhancements and greater capacity for multimedia content.

Posted December 6, 2019